As usual, the difference between sci-fi and reality is striking, but despite its unsexy appearance, the Nautilus-X is NASA's first take on a manned space exploration vehicle destined for other planets.
For the first time, a team of spacecraft are in position to see two completely different hemispheres of the sun at the same time, together creating an image of the entire surface of our star.
NASA has already promised its space shuttle fleet to museums after their last launch later this year. Instead, a private company has made a proposal to buy up two of the shuttles and keep them flying commercially.
NASA has announced that their planet-hunting spacecraft, Kepler, has discovered 1,235 potential new planets around alien stars. Of these, five of them are about the right size, and in about the right place, to potentially support life.
NASA really is trying everything in its quest to build better robotic craft. Wasn't too long ago that the space agency tried bean bag wheels. Now, it's duct-taped skateboards to a lander's legs to allow it to ollie across the surface of distant planets (or, in this case, help test it here on Earth).
No, this isn't a photoshop. This is actually a plane created by NASA, the AD-1, and it has oblique wings that are turned 60-degrees across its fuselage. Craziness!
NASA recently called on Lockheed Martin, Northrop Gurmman and Boeing to design the planes of the future, and the designs are in.
If you're a space geek, and as a DVICE reader that's not exactly a stretch, an upcoming auction provides a rare opportunity to get some truly incredible stuff from NASA's moon missions that should turn your space geek buddies green with envy.
Does more engines equal more awesome? You bet it does. NASA's latest concept for their satellite launching system is getting fleshed out with some extra sources of thrust.
Angsty NASA scientists have developed a new type of paint from carbon nanotubes that's an order of magnitude blacker than the blackest black you can possibly imagine. My mood in the mornings has nothing on this.